The Aviator Split is designed for backcountry riders who like to hike, huck and ride steep terrain. It’s a directional twin so you can set back the stance for pow days or center it up for stomping. The Aviator Split offers insane edge response going up or down thanks to the Power Camber profile and improved inner/outer edge Traction Tech. The Aviator Split also features an Ultra core for reduced weight, an ECO-plastic topsheet for improved sustainability and stainless steel reinforcement plates in the tip and tail for added durability. New for 2018, we used a Technora® fiber layer under the topsheet for supreme torsional stiffness and lightning fast response to any rider energy input.
An innovative traditional camber profile tweaked to offer the insane edge response of camber without the usual hang-ups. The camber radius tapers to flat toward the tips and the base is beveled up one degree at the edges from the contact points of the camber to the ends of the board. The base beveling releases the edges where they like to hook which balances the pop and directional stability of camber with a looser, less-catchy feel.
Like a serrated knife slicing into the snow, Traction Tech improves your edge grip by adding multiple contact points along the running length of your board. “Traction Tech is a critical feature for rockered boards. Rocker improves glide in mixed conditions, but the decreased edge contact makes it harder to really lock into your turns and hold a solid edge. Traction Tech is crucial to offset the edge drift of rocker.”
“How a board glides in powder, crust, corn or any snow more than an inch deep, is dictated by it’s front contact point and just past it. Next time you are in soft snow watch how much snow comes over the corner of the nose near the contact point. The billowing snow coming out from behind the tip means you are plowing through it which is obviously slowing you down. By adding a blunt nose you get the float benefits of a much longer nose without the ‘snow plow’ rounded tip and it’s extra swing weight.” - Jeremy Jones
At the far ends of the sidecut, the radius is incrementally increased as the edge reaches the contact point. Gradually increasing the side cut radius towards the contact point delivers smoother turn initiation and exit as the edge tracks in and out of the snow with a less abrupt transition.
Built-in climbing skin tension system using pre-cut notch that eliminates the need for a traditional skin tail clip.
By flip flopping the base graphic colors, P-Tex waste is drastically reduced by increasing the material yield.
Made from Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE) and Carbon. This ultra-fast base is easy to repair thanks to the UHMW-PE.
Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed with WEND natural wax.
Triple-density full wood core featuring hardwood bamboo stringers for added pop and durability plus paulownia for weight savings.
Multi-axis, stitched fiberglass laminate that offers a precise and responsive ride in any terrain or snow conditions.
A multi-layered aramid fiber that absorbs shock and improves pop. The fiber’s diamond pattern adds strenght and torsional stiffness.
All Jones Snowboards are factory de-tuned at the tip and tail so you can go right from the shop to the mountain.
ABS Plastic is one of the necessary evils of snowboard production. We improve the sustainability of our snowboards by using only recycled plastic.
All Jones boards are made with oversized recycled steel edges for added durability and improved production sustainability.
Jones Splitboards feature Karakoram K-clips plus tip and tail hooks. Adjustable tension K-clips increase board torsional stiffness.
Stainless steel plates are embedded into the nose and tail for improved board tip durability.
Carbon stringers add torsional stiffness for improved response and increased pop. Carbon layer keeps flex profile dimensionally stable for a consistent ride for the lifetime of the board.
Bio-plastic topsheet made from Castor beans. This eco-material is ultralight, chip/scratch resistant and water/snow repellent (snow sticks less to topsheet).
Not sure your ideal splitboard size? Got big feet? Check out our sizing guidelines for each model here.
For more basic info on splitboard set-up see our Splitboard 101 article.
Approx. weight (tolerance +/-15%), Size 160: 3.3kg
|New Size||Size (cm)||Skins Group||Running Length (cm)||Nose Length (cm)||Tail Length (cm)||Nose Width (cm)||Waist Width (cm)||Tail Width (cm)||Sidecut Radius (m)||Reference Stance (cm)||Centered Stance (cm)||Setback (cm)||Weight Range (lbs/kg)|
|-||156||D||117.2||26.4||25.4||29.4||25.3||29.4||7.8||-||56||2.0||140-190 lbs. / 64-86 kg.|
|-||160||D||121.0||26.5||25.5||29.7||25.4||29.7||8.0||-||58||2.0||150-200 lbs. / 67-91 kg.|
|-||164||F||124.6||26.7||25.7||30.5||26.2||30.5||8.4||-||58||2.0||170-220 lbs.+ / 77-100 kg.+|